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Auction 185, Lot 19

"Geography - A Map of the World in Three Sections, Describing the Polar Regions to the Tropics in Which Are Traced the Tracts of Lord Mulgrave and Captain Cook Towards the North & South Poles...", Bell, Andrew

Subject: World

Period: 1786 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 9.1 inches
42.7 x 23.1 cm
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This finely engraved double polar projection world map features a rectangular map of the tropical regions, centered on the equator, across the bottom. The southern hemisphere shows Capt. Cook's voyages of 1773, '74, and '75. The northern hemisphere focuses on the 1773 voyages of Captain Phipps, now Lord Mulgrave.


Condition: A

Issued folding on paper with a "JB" watermark. There are a few spots of foxing and some light dampstaining that is almost entirely confined to the blanks margins at left and bottom.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/17/2021